§ 96. Mr. Hamling
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department by what authority the Treasury solicitor has refused to meet the full costs of the defence following proceedings at the Central Criminal Court on 12th June, 1968, against three men for attempted theft of television sets which were not proceeded with by the Crown and in which the court ordered that the costs of the defence should be borne by the Crown.
§ Mr. Elystan Morgan
The Treasury Solicitor was not concerned. The defendants' costs were ordered to be taxed and paid from local funds. The court, in taxing the costs, reduced the amounts claimed.